Prior to that announcement, the UA had returned 83 student-athletes to campus for voluntary workouts, only one of which tested positive for coronavirus, a positivity rate much lower than the state and county as a whole.
While other UA student-athletes will not be reporting to campus for the time being, Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star is reporting that the UA is hoping its football players can resume workouts Wednesday if the state allows them.
Governor Doug Ducey on Monday implemented a month-long shutdown of gyms, bars, and movie theaters across Arizona, but, per Lev, UA officials are inquiring to see how they can comply and still have their football players continue workouts:
Campus officials are seeking clarification from state government to find out if Governor Ducey's order about gyms applies to UA indoor workout facilities. If not, plan is to continue workouts tomorrow. If so, UA would have to adjust and utilize more outdoor areas.— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) June 30, 2020
That, plus the UA president saying he wouldn’t re-open campus to students under the current conditions, has a pair of UA football players questioning the school’s re-entry plan, while two other players expressed general concerns about institutions not prioritizing their athletes’ health:
Cornerbacks Malik Hausman and Bobby Wolfe:
So why me and my team on campus then? https://t.co/qbY5y0GSbt— Malik Hausman (@LeekHausman) June 30, 2020
My momma said she coming to get me— Malik Hausman (@LeekHausman) June 30, 2020
Never said i don’t feel safe. Just curious why we still on campus if no students can be here.. it’s deeper then what you think— Malik Hausman (@LeekHausman) June 30, 2020
Defensive end Issaiah Johnson:
The NCAA and universities want us to play during a global pandemic so they won’t lose millions of dollars, but can’t/ won’t give us money? I’m not asking for 50k but you can’t break us off 3 bands?— Zay (@issaiah_johnson) June 30, 2020
Linebacker/defensive end Kylan Wilborn:
College athletes need to speak up now more than ever! If you feel that you are being put at unnecessary risks by your institution, it’s your job to speak up on it. IT’S YOUR HEALTH!— Meaty (@KYLANWILBORN) June 30, 2020